On February 2, 1959, four seventh grade students entered through the front doors of Stratford Junior High School. School was already in session as the students negotiated a battalion of helmeted police officers protecting the perimeter of the school grounds. At first appearance, these students seemed different than the average Stratford Junior High School student in attendance until this day. These students were black, and in their steps followed the desegregation and integration of public schools in Arlington and Virginia. The documentary, “Its Just Me…The Integration of the Arlington Public Schools”, revisits and explores the events leading up to that February day at Stratford Junior High School.

AHS offers a viewing guide for students of all ages. Please click here: It’s Just Me Viewing Guide

This video was produced by Arlington Educational Television (AETV) and runs for 59 min, 5 secs.